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Sports news briefs — April 29

Compiled from wire reports

Soccer

Real Madrid beats Bayern Munich 4-0

• Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece Tuesday, and visiting Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League final by beating defending champion Bayern Munich 4-0.

Madrid completed a 5-0 total goals victory and will now play Chelsea or Atletico Madrid in the May 24 final in Lisbon.

This was Bayern’s worst home defeat in the competition.

Madrid had never won in Munich in 10 previous matches, losing nine of them. This time, however, Carlo Ancelotti’s team put its stamp on the game early in an overwhelmingly efficient display.

Ramos headed home goals in the 16th and 20th minutes, and Ronaldo raised his tally to a competition record 16 goals for the season.

Madrid is in its 13th final and one win from a record 10th title. Madrid had lost three consecutive semifinals.

• Chelsea is at the top of this week’s Associated Press global soccer 10 after beating Premier League leader Liverpool 2-0, and Ronaldo won the player vote after scoring twice for Real Madrid.

auto racing

Teen driver gets ride in Indianapolis 500

• High school senior Sage Karam will race in his first Indianapolis 500 next month in a car fielded jointly by Chip Ganassi Racing and Dreyer & Reinbold Kingdom Racing.

Karam is the reigning Indy Lights champion, but the 19-year-old was unable to parlay that into a full-time IndyCar ride. Instead, he’s hooked on with Ganassi in a driver development role. He’ll drive the No. 22 Chevrolet in his Indianapolis 500 debut under a deal announced Tuesday.

“It is honestly a dream come true for me and my racing career,” said Karam, who hails from Nazareth, Pa., the hometown of the Andretti family. “Chip has created a fantastic organization that judges success by just one thing — winning both races and championships.”

Karam ran in the first two events of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with Chip Ganassi, and drove with Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan at Sebring. He is the first driver to compete at all levels of the Mazda Road to Indy program, and the only driver to win races at each level.

“Sage is a unique talent that we believe is a future star of the sport,” Ganassi said. “Even at a young age, he has been successful at every level that he has raced.

other SPORTS

Begay recovering from heart surgery

Notah Begay suffered a heart attack last week in Dallas and is expected to make a full recovery, Golf Channel said. Begay, a 41-year-old analyst for Golf Channel and NBC Sports, was taken Thursday to Methodist Hospital in Dallas where a stent was inserted to unblock his right coronary artery. Begay, a Navajo from New Mexico, has a history of heart disease in his family.

• Two-time former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber was knocked out in the first round of the BMW Open in Munich, losing 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to Denis Istomin. The 55th-ranked Istomin saved 11-of-14 break points to win in just over two hours, setting up a second-round meeting with Australian Marinko Matosevic.

Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland carried over his one-day classics form to win the prologue of the Tour of Romandie in Ascona, Switzerland. The Polish rider, who placed third at the Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Walloon Arrow last week, clocked 6 minutes, 22 seconds for the 3.5-mile course near the Switzerland-Italy border.

— From wire reports



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